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Minimal Wreath

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I created this project to help add a few touches of gold to my living room and I actually use it year round (the ribbon matches my accent wall) but it can be tweaked for lots things.  This is a super-quick DIY project that can be completed in an hour or so. You can turn it into an advent calender or seating chart by adding to the leaves before you attach them. The printable sheet of leaves is included below.

Start by printing and cutting out roughly 12-16 sheets of leaves. I sorting mine into 3 stacks of alternating sizes. One stack, I left plain, the next stack, I edged with a gold paint pen, and the third stack, I edges using gold glitter.



Once the leaves are dry and ready to work with I started attaching them, working in one direction, using the “tab” at the bottom.  I used masking tape to make them easier to remove and change but you could use a glue as well. Continue to attach the leaves by overlapping and alternating left and right to help fill-out the wreath.


When you’ve completed the circle loop a ribbon over the top and tie a bow about 4 inch from the outer edge of the wreath. I hung my wreath from the bow.

Printable Leaves - download here


Don’t forget to enter to win the Eternal Threads gift-card before December 16!


Eternal Threads

Logo_EternalThreads - Copy      You may remember my “Favorite Things” post from a few weeks ago where I featured different gift ideas from sites that give back.  I’m really excited to announce that White Tulip Designs is hosting a shopping Gathering for one of those sites, Eternal Threads.  I’m showcasing a variety of their items here in the blog but please take a minute to look at some of their other items here.

Eternal Threads offers items from artisans from all over the world in an effort to improve the lives of women and children by helping to provide them sustainable livelihoods.  Furthermore, ET is a member of the Fair Trade Federation whose principles require that artisans make 30-50% of the retail price of their handmade items.  In addition, Eternal Threads’ director insists that our partners are paid up front for these handcrafted items.  So the loss is on Eternal Threads and NOT the women making the items.


                                     Long Cross Necklace                  Freedom T-Shirt

iPad Cover                  Infinity Scarf                    Free Her Necklaces                  Give Hope Bag


More details and info to come . . .

In the meantime, help support Eternal Threads by spreading the word!  Enter the gift card giveaway (Dec 1 - Dec 16) by linking to this shopping page through either your Twitter or Facebook account.


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Rolling Trash-Can

Ok, I know you can purchase a ready made rolling trash-can. (G reminded me of that quite often throughout this process since he was my designated helper for this one.) I just had a really specific idea in mind for what I wanted. I wanted something that would fit just about anywhere in the kitchen and would fit in with the overall look. To be honest, I was a little worried that this one wouldn’t work as well as it did in my head but it did!! And I’m so glad I have it now. I can slide it with my feet when my hands are full and easily slide it back into place when I’m done! Not to mention, it has a nice, simple look to fit with my nice, simple kitchen.


  • Drill
  • Ikea trash can 
  • Casters (swivel works best for the most flexibility)
  • Pre-cut wood board (I used a 1 inch thick piece of pressure treated common board here)
  • Painters tape

Trash Can steps 1

Start off by drilling holes in the bottom of your can. I drilled the first 4 in a diamond pattern on the inside (this will be to attach the wooden piece) and the second 4, also in a diamond pattern. on the outside edges to vent your can. This helps your bag settle in better.

Then, center your wood piece and tape it down to keep it from shifting while you attach the casters. My board was cut down to 7×11 to fit inside the little “rim” pieces on the bottom corners of my trash can. If you choose a different can you may want to alter this a bit. I mostly just didn’t want the wood to show.

Trash Can step 2

Use the inside 4 holes to attach the wooden piece, from the inside of the can (use wood screws).  Use a caster to mark the drill holes on the outside 4 corners of your wood piece and drill pilot holes.  Use pilot holes to attach your casters.  They should come with appropriate screws. If not, use wood screws.

Now you have the perfect trash can for your kitchen!

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Linking up over at Metamorphosis Monday, Remodelaholic,  !

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Lou Lou Girls - 05/04/2021 - 2:53 pm

Great idea. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on tonight at 7, we can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 04/25/2015 - 10:04 am

Thank you!

Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod - 04/24/2015 - 6:53 pm

You are seriously creative! This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Something To Talk About Link Party!

Thanksgiving Printables

Thanksgiving 2014

I know I’m going a little overboard with gray-scale details lately but I’m super excited to offer a free - collection of  black and white Thanksgiving printables.  The printable PDF includes food cards (15 with names included and 5 blank), place cards, and “I’m Thankful For” cards.  All you need to do is print and cut. I used a gold gel pen (Marvy) and green fine marker to fill in names and add a few details!


Free Thanksgiving Printable PDF

Have a blessed Holiday! See you on Friday!

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